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Catalina Wings

Chicken wings coated with a tangy and sweet sauce made with California French (Catalina) dressing.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Appetizers, Chicken, GRILLING, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken wing recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 494kcal


  • 3-4 lbs chicken wings wing tip removed and disjointed (see NOTES)
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil only use if you grill or bake the wings


  • 3/4 cup California French Catalina dressing - OR- regular French dressing
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • In a small saucepan, mix all the sauce ingredients. Bring to boil over medium heat and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Toss the wings with the 2-3 tbs olive oil if grilling or baking.
  • Cook wings either by grilling, baking, deep frying or slow cooking. I grilled mine on my gas grill and cooked them over medium-low heat for 40 minutes, turning once. Same time would apply to baking at 350 degrees F. Deep frying cook at 350 degrees F for 8-9 minutes. Slow cooking 4-6 hours on low.
  • Place cooked wings in a large bowl, pour sauce over them and toss to coat.


A bag of thawed "drumettes" may be substituted


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 740mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg